Use Pavers to Conserve Water
Are you looking for ways to save water in your home?
Water scarcity is becoming a bigger problem every day. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, outdoor water use accounts for 30 to 60 percent of all residential water use, making your landscape a good place to start when cutting back on water consumption. But you don’t have to compromise curb appeal.
Conserve water with permeable pavers
Some states will fine you for improper water usage during drought conditions. But even if you aren’t under water restrictions, pavers are a good option for saving water and money.
Paving stones demand little to no maintenance, are durable and come in a variety of colors, patterns and textures. With pavers, your previously ordinary lawn will suddenly shine as an outstanding outdoor retreat.
Permeable pavers feature joints that allow rainfall to flow through the pavers’ open-graded base and into either the ground or a storm sewer. Permeable pavers dispel of standing water and improve your lawn’s drainage capacity while simultaneously acting as a water harvesting system, making them perfect for areas prone to drought conditions. They also reduce rainwater pollutants, leading to cleaner water.
Combining green lawn with pavers
Even if you wish to maintain some of the green lawn you’ve come to know and love, you can adhere to water regulations and avoid fines by combining grassy spaces with paving stones. You can seamlessly integrate planter borders and walls that will establish a serene oneness with your new pavers while also affording space for drought-tolerant plants, ultimately cutting the cost of your water usage.
Ready to start saving money and become environmentally friendly? Start by choosing the proper contractor. We recommend checking reviews and making sure your contractor is certified through the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute. A search for permeable pavers online can give you a good idea of what types of products are available to you. For tips on choosing your pavers contractor read here.
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